Mount Ayr Record-News
Mount Ayr, Ringgold County, Iowa
Thursday, September 09, 2010
OBITUARY - GENEVIEVE MARIE (LOCKWOOD) JOBE ROGERS
October 31, 1911 - September 1, 2010
Genevieve Marie (LOCKWOOD) ROGERS, the second child of Jacob and Minnie (RAINS) LOCKWOOD was born October 31, 1911 in
Woodland Township Decatur County, Iowa.
Genevieve grew up on a farm east of Woodland, Iowa, and attended rural grade school. At age 8 her family came to Ringgold
County by train, bringing furniture and livestock. They settled east of Diagonal, Iowa on a farm.
She attended Cottonwood School thru eighth grade. She graduated from Mount Ayr High School in 1929. She entered nurses
training in Creston, Iowa earning her RN Degree in 1933.
Genevieve and David Lyle JOBE were united in marriage February 26, 1935 in Omaha, Nebraska. This union was blessed with
five children, Elizabeth Jean, James Edward, Judith Elaine, Jerry David and Virginia Lynn. They lived east of Diagonal
until 1941, they moved to Tingley, Iowa. Dave preceded her in death on May 20, 1960 at 48 years of age.
She joined the Diagonal Methodist Church at 12 years of age and transferred her membership to the Tingley Methodist
In 1946 she became the nurse for Drs. McINTOSH and BEAMER, and later for Dr. BAILEY until 1963. She loved people and was
devoted to her work.
In 1963 she married a former classmate Keith ROGERS. Moving to Mount Ayr, she worked for Dr. FELL and Clearview Nursing
Home. In 1968 they moved to Des Moines where she continued working. Keith preceded her in death.
Besides her love for nursing she enjoyed her children's sports, 4-H, neighborhood clubs playing cards, crocheting afghans
for all her children and grand children. She kept busy doing handwork or baking. In 1996 she moved to Heritage apartments
in Mount Ayr. In 2002 after a stroke she moved to Clearview Nursing Home. She enjoyed all the activities.
Preceding her in death were her parents, husbands, two brothers Eldon and Dean LOCKWOOD, sister and brother-in-law Vinetta
and David HILL, grandchildren Monte Dale POTTORFF, Jennifer Ann and Bradley David JOBE, great-grandchildren Brianna
Alizabeth BEST and Patrick Michael KELLY, son-in-law Jim POTTORFF.
She is survived by her children Elizabeth (Robert) WELSH of Fort Calhoun, Nebraska, Jim (Glenda) JOBE of Sun Lakes,
Arizona, Judy POTTORFF of Mount Ayr, Iowa, Dr. Jerry (Mary Lynn) JOBE of Darien, Illinois, and Ginger LYNCH of Urbandale,
Iowa, thirteen grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and 7 great-great-grandchildren, three sisters-in-laws Bertha
LOCKWOOD of San Diego, California, Jan LOCKWOOD of Escondido, California, and Mary JOBE of San Francisco, California.
A memorial fund has been established to the United Methodist Church in Tingley, Iowa.
Services were held Saturday,
September 4, 2010 at 2:00 p.m., United Methodist Church of Tingley with Rev. Dan FERNANDEZ and
Rev. Charles HAWKINS officiating. Musicians included Nancy SACKETT and John ALLEN.
Casket bearers were Le Grande MILLER,
Michael WOOD, Jeffrey JOBE, Greg JOBE, Shane WELSH and Robert LYNCH.
Honorary pallbearers included Cindy LEWIS, Denise
RUESCHHOFF, Barbara POTTORFF, Dana KELLY, Heather HUMMEL, Holly WASSON and Erin CARBONARA.
Genevieve was laid at
rest in the Tingley Cemetery, Tingley.
Wilson-Armstrong Funeral Home
of Mount Ayr was in charge of arrangements.
Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, September of 2010
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